Hamburg Summit kicks off

Over 70 fund selector delegates from across Europe have gathered to take part in the InvestmentEurope Pan-European Summit Hamburg 2017, running 11-13 October in the northern German city.

Taking place at the Hotel Sofitel Hamburg, the Summit brings together 16 asset management groups with key gatekeepers to present and discuss their views on asset classes and the different strategies that can be applied via active management to deliver better outcomes for investors.

Groups attending this year’s Summit include: Alliance Bernstein, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Acadian, Amundi, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, CPR Asset Management, Danske Invest, Eurizon Asset Management, Invesco, Janus Henderson Investors, J O Hambro Capital Management, Liontrust, Nordea Asset Management, Old Mutual Global Investors, RWC Partners and Tokio Marine Asset Management.

The keynote on 12 October is Ulrich Walter, German astronaut who participated in a Space Shuttle mission and now chairs on Astronautics at the Technical University of Munich.

This year also sees the addition off optional sessions to raise awareness of how fund selectors can help influence the rules and standards that govern their work – the Association of Professional Fund Investors will speak about its role; and SharingAlpha will outline how fund selectors can create a measurable rating of their skills while also rating funds.

Delegates are also treated to ample networking opportunities through coffee breaks, lunches and dinners, including a visit to the Maritime Museum in Hamburg.

To follow latest postings from the event, including reports from the sessions, follow the Twitter hashtag #FSSUMMIT.

Further postings online will include galleries and a full report of the event will be included in the November issue of the InvestmentEurope magazine.

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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